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Rovian Timing in the Saddam Show Trial

I was about to write a post about how convenient the timing of the looming Saddam verdict was for Republicans. It's scheduled to be on November 5th, two days before the midterms.

But Tom Engelhardt

just wrote an article asking that very question. He lays it out in all its ignominious detail, so I'll just send you there. Read below the fold...

From the Department of No Comment Needed

Bush uses a hand sanitizer after shaking Barack Obama's hand:

He recalls a meet-and-greet encounter at the White House with George W. Bush, who warmly shook his hand, then “turned to an aide nearby, who squirted a big dollop of hand sanitizer in the president’s hand.” (“Good stuff,” he quotes the president as saying, as he offered his guest some. “Keeps you from getting colds.”)

E-e-e-e-e-w ... Read below the fold...

I didn't know Mark Foley (R-Neverland) was a Bush family friend

How could I have missed this research?

You learn something new every day, don't you?

I wonder what they all talked about round the family dinner table... Read below the fold...

Whatever consenting adults do is fine with me

Talkin' 'bout you, Larry Craig (R-ID). As long as you didn't frighten the horses, as the Duchess said. Read below the fold...

Wal-Mart workers walk out over "inhuman" practices

This is what the corporatists are planning for all of us, so pay attention:

[Morning shift] mployees at a Wal-Mart Super Center in Hialeah Gardens, Fla. walked out in protest against the new policies and rallied outside the store, shouting "We want justice" and criticizing the company's recent policies as "inhuman." Workers said the number of participants was about 200, or nearly all of the people on the shift.

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Circling Their Wagons

NY Times reports the fight is going to be in Missouri,
Tennessee, and Virginia.
Another href="">stolen
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Rinse and Repeat


As the army gets ready for the second quarter, lower standards appears to be necessary to fill the ranks for the long haul coming. A recent change in advertising accompanies lower admission standards. Mad props to the McCann method – push, push, push. Army Strong is destined to go down in history with “Got Milk?” “Ford Tough.” “Pork – The Other White Meat.” “Did you Play together?” I thought the new Military recruiting trailers were good. Naw, this new mantra just sort of rattles around in your head like an under armor slogan or Homer Simpson longing for “Mmmm Donuts.” A sneaky little meme, like a semantic black hole, surrounded by two little words: Army – Strong. Exactly, how many troops do we need for China?

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Oh. My. Fucking. God.

Go read Bradblog's transcript of the unaired 2006 interview with Rev. DeForest Soaries, Former U.S. Elections Assistance Commission Chair. The whole thing is one humongous money quote, but this is the bottom line: Read below the fold...

I have a suggestion for losses that Bush should cut

Even if Bush does owe shouting, red-faced James Baker his [cough] "election" in Florida 2000, that's no reason to think He'll be grateful:

"For Bush, the day of reckoning is at hand. After years of talking tough, smearing war opponents as appeasers and demanding 'total victory,' he must confront the fact that his Iraq war has been a catastrophic failure. . . .

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Dear Leader gives Dear Leader a hand

Remember 2004, when OBL came out with a tape just before the vote, and all the pundits agreed that this would help Bush--as if OBL wouldn't have been able to figure that out?

Looks like Kim Jong Il is trying to help Bush out this year. AP: Read below the fold...

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Rover Reminders

Josh asks: Why are Rove and Bush seemingly confident about this fall's elections? Many have answered, "Diebold." For you skeptics out there, let me remind you of just who it is we're talking about:

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"Abattoir" Afghanistan

Read this excellent summation of the Clusterfuck that is Afghanistan. From Taliban approved disembowelment to Western troops killing 13 year olds to the Canadian government silencing its troops on the matter, it's a great short resource the next time someone asks you "how things are going" over there or what kind of "victory" we can look forward to in Iraq. Read below the fold...

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Iraqi Government Calls for Paper to be Shut Down

I read Azzaman. They seem balanced, sober and report on news in Iraq, often stories that one never hears about in the US press. So I'm glad they're standing up to the Iraqi parliament's calls to shut them, and their sister TV station down.

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When in doubt, give it a pro-GOP spin


Wow, get a load of this "analysis' of the looming midterm elections.

Gee, who wrote this?

Well, cloaked Republican operative Mark Halperin of ABC News of course. Read below the fold...


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